Announcing the Charles Williams Library

The Charles Williams Library

Collector’s hardback editions of Charles Williams’ best-loved work.untitled

For too long, Williams’s work has been out of print or only available in budget-level paperbacks.  The Charles Williams library is rectifying this with high-quality, hardbound editions of his work, something suitable for collections and gifts.

Finally: modern, hardback editions of Williams’ most compelling, accessible writing — in handsome editions that are worth collecting and sharing. They’re available now for order: http://cwlibrary.com

They have been designed and printed with care: The Williams Library editions are hardbound, with cloth covers and foil stamping and debossing on the covers. Inside, you’ll find modern typography in the best bookmaking tradition. Printed in pure black with bright spot colors, on pure white paper. They’re sized right in the sweet spot: easy in the hand but a respectable presence on the bookshelf. We’ve included generous margins for a comfortable reading experience, and room for exclamations, scribbles and arguments.

The first one, The Place of the Lion, is available now, and you can place pre-orders for War in Heaven next!

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About Sørina Higgins

Sørina Higgins is a writer, English teacher, and Inklings scholar. Sørina serves as Chair of the Department of Language and Literature at Signum University and teaches English at King's College and Lehigh Carbon Community College. She has published two books of poetry, "The Significance of Swans" and "Caduceus."
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5 Responses to Announcing the Charles Williams Library

  1. David Llewellyn Dodds says:

    Does anybody know about the copy-text of these editions? With C.W. out of copyright (with whatever exceptions, unknown to me in detail!), and digital photography and other things being what they are, one could probably fairly easily work from a first-edition (library) copy.

    Not that one couldn’t enjoy them if they are a reprint of whatever reprint, but it would be nice to know just what they are!

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  2. Michelle Joelle says:

    How exciting! And something to keep in mine If my paperback copy of The Place of the Lion ever wears out!

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  3. Extollager says:

    Here’s a word of support, though, too, should any mass market paperback publisher be interested, in support of cheap paperback editions of the novels — nice for marking up! CW is a writer who deserves to be read “actively,” and sometimes that works best if one’s got a book one has no hesitation about ivy-covering in marginal comments, cross-references, and so on. Wouldn’t it have been fun if the novels had been issued by Penguin and kept in print from them?

    Dale Nelson

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    • David Llewellyn Dodds says:

      There was a Penguin or two – I’ll have to look up the details – but they did not, alas, keep it up.

      I fairly maniacally marked up my Crime and Punishment when we read it over the summer, preparing for class, in high school – and my ballpoint/biro soon bled greasily through on the grand scale!

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  4. David Llewellyn Dodds says:

    Here is interesting matter for an introduction or notes to a reprint of The Greater Trumps – Alex Strangwayes-Booth on “How Gypsies have moved from fortune-telling to fervent Christianity”!:

    http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-38016090

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